Most Stylish Bikes
Yeah, we know that only 500 are being built, but the Ducati Superleggera (super lightweight in Italian) may well be the ultimate sportbike. At $65,000, it aint cheap, but its a technological tour de force that weighs a claimed 342 lb. dry, or 390 lb. in wet, ready to ride, form. The Superleggeras 1198cc V twin, said to have more than 200 horsepower, has had its crankshaft significantly reduced in mass, and titanium intake valves are now employed. Titanium is also used for the exhaust, and even for the coil spring that winds around the hlins TTX36 shock. Moreover, lightweight magnesium is used liberally on the bike, most noticeably in the pyramidal structure that acts as front section of the frame and airbox. Although the Superleggera is an extreme bike thats essentially custom built, its backed by Ducatis two year, unlimited mileage warranty.